Body contouring after major weight loss is performed to remove loose skin and remaining fat. It also repositions and reshapes underlying tissues. The goal is to look better and feel comfortable with your new body.
Losing weight is an awesome accomplishment, but many patients feel distressed because they are left with excess or loose skin that will not tighten up no matter what they do. This excess skin and hanging fat cause all kinds of difficulties. These include problems with sweat-trapping and rashes, difficulty exercising, difficulty with clothes fitting, and intimacy issues. Patients are often uncomfortable being undressed with their significant others. The issues can affect self-esteem and even lead to depression. The good news is that all of these common problems after massive weight loss can be improved with plastic surgery.
Dr. Kayastha specializes in body contouring after weight loss. He understands the issues that come from losing significant weight whether it is from bariatric surgery or a combination of diet and exercise. He has spoken to and taken care of many patients who were uncomfortable with their new bodies after weight loss. He is sensitive to the issues that arise from excess loose skin and is ready to help you feel better about your new body.
Dr. Kayastha has had multiple patients remark that undergoing body contouring procedures “changed their life”. It is a source of great satisfaction for him to help patients that have improved their overall health and wellbeing due to weight loss. There are multiple procedures that one may do after weight loss.
Post weight loss procedures include:
- Face and Neck Lifts
- Breast Lift / Mastopexy with or without implants to add volume
- Abdominoplasty / Tummy Tuck
- Lower Body Lift / Circumferential Abdominoplasty
- Medial Thigh Lift
- Arm Lift / Brachioplasty
Body Contour FAQs
Does CoolSculpting hurt?
When performed by Dr. Kayastha, who has extensive experience with CoolSculpting, the procedure is only slightly painful during treatment with little discomfort afterward.
Can you freeze your fat off at home?
It is dangerous to perform any DIY CoolSculpting at home. CoolSculpting technology requires training and extensive experience to use successfully, and the risks of at-home imitation procedures are serious.
Does CoolSculpting work on belly fat?
Yes, and in recent years, CoolSculpting has added a new applicator that can also be used on the thighs.
Does insurance cover body contouring?
Since body contouring with CoolSculpting is an elective procedure, insurance will most likely not cover the costs.
Do you lose weight when you have CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a procedure to help reduce areas of stubborn fat; its not a weightloss procedure. Although the treatment can remove up to 25% of fat from a given area, the total weight lost is usually less than a pound.
Can ultrasound melt fat?
Ultrasonic liposuction is one method of body contouring that can effectively reduce fatty pockets. Dr. Kayastha can discuss the best liposuction option for you during your consultation.
Does body sculpting work on cellulite?
Although cellulite cannot be permanently removed or even prevented, certain treatments can reduce its appearance.
Is CoolSculpting better than liposuction?
Each treatment option comes with different benefits. For example, liposuction can produce more immediate, transformative results at the cost of downtime. CoolSculpting can require a package of treatments for results but you can return to your regular schedule right away. Our team can discuss the best option for you during your consultation.
Is Cool Sculpting permanent?
Yes. Once the underlying fat cells are flushed from the body, they can no longer expand with weight gain. You can still gain weight in other areas, so maintaining a healthy lifestyle is a must.
Is body contouring permanent?
Most body contouring treatments, both surgical and non-surgical, can produce permanent results. However, this depends on how well you maintain a healthy lifestyle and prevent weight gain.